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Active substance: Delavirdine
Manufacturer: Pfizer (USA) / Roche (Switzerland)

Extract from the prescribing information:

"Patients should be informed that RESCRIPTOR is not a cure for HIV-1 infection and that they may continue to acquire illnesses associated with HIV-1 infection, including opportunistic infections. Treatment with RESCRIPTOR has not been shown to reduce the incidence or frequency of such illnesses, and patients should be advised to remain under the care of a physician when using RESCRIPTOR. Patients should be advised that the use of RESCRIPTOR has not been shown to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV-1."

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“Hemic and Lymphatic System: Adenopathy, bruising, eosinophilia, granulocytosis, leukopenia, pancytopenia, purpura, spleen disorder, thrombocytopenia, and prolonged prothrombin time.”

Leukopenia = Decrease of all white blood cells
Pancytopenia = ?
Thrombocytopenia = ?

The above has been extracted from the Rescriptor prescribing information on the Pfizer webpages.